Alameda District Attorney Pamela Price Launches Program to Combat Real Estate Fraud

January 16, 2024

OAKLAND – CA – Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price’s Consumer Justice Bureau launches the ‘Real Estate Fraud Notification Program.’ It is an innovative, proactive, free program to combat real estate fraud and is designed to protect homeowners from potential fraudulent activity affecting property ownership.

Here is how it works. When the title of a property is transferred to another person, from the filing of a Grant Deed or Quitclaim Deed at the Alameda County Clerk-Recorder Office, a letter from the District Attorney’s Office is automatically generated and mailed to notify the owner of the transfer. The letter also includes a copy of the first five pages of the document which triggered the notification. Homeowners who are not aware of the transfer are asked to contact the District Attorney Real Estate Fraud Unit to have the matter investigated, prosecuted, and ultimately voided by the Court.

“The goal of this program is to protect the most valuable asset a person in Alameda County can have, and that’s their home. All too often, white-collar thieves target the equity earned by seniors in our community who purchased their homes many years ago,” said District Attorney Pamela Price. “This free program is designed to proactively investigate, prosecute, and void any fraudulent transfer.”






The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) is one of California’s largest prosecutors’ offices and is led by Alameda County’s first Black woman District Attorney, Pamela Price. Price brings her vision to this office to fairly administer justice in the pursuit of thriving, healthy, and safe communities for every person who steps foot in Alameda County, no matter their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, income, or zip code. Price has been recognized as one of the most progressive prosecutors through her forward-thinking, innovative strategies to interrupt cycles of violence and crime and bring change to a criminal justice system rooted in systemic racism. Follow Madam DA on Twitter and Facebook @AlamedaCountyda.